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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Land Survey Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Land Survey Technician

Job Type: Geospatial/GIS/Land Services

Pay Range $73,736 to $92,165

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 10/7/21

Senior Land Survey Technician

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).

Why should you apply to this role?

As a Senior Land Survey Technician , you will provide enterprise-wide expertise and support in the areas of land surveying, cadastral mapping, survey control, easement preparation and review, topographic mapping, engineering surveys, and land survey plat and subdivision review. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other field survey staff, and plan and organize field surveys. You are expected to be a “Field to Finish” Surveyor. If you are excited to leverage your knowledge of and experience with plane surveying, field data collection methodologies, and survey technologies, this may be the opportunity for you!

What will you be doing?

  • Creating and maintaining FIMS cadastral mapping data, including lot/parcel, subdivision, right-of-way, preliminary lot, and centerline ArcGIS feature data sets

  • Providing cadastral base mapping maintenance updates bound for the El Paso County Assessor’s office

  • Maintaining annexation, city boundary, and Utility service area boundaries

  • Performing land surveys related to city property or land base/utility activities

  • Conducting property corner searches, construction staking, design surveys, topographic surveys, control surveys, and leveling and deformation surveys

  • Performing “field to finish” editing of survey data in Civil 3D

  • Performing 3D scanning and modeling using terrestrial and mobile LiDAR scanning

  • Operating various types of survey equipment including total stations, digital levels, GPS equipment, and data collectors

  • Providing support to GIS Analysts for ArcFM Facilities and Engineering data conversion

  • Reviewing developer-initiated easements and plats

  • Supporting Colorado Springs Utilities dam monitoring surveys on an annual basis

Please note that the majority (75%) of this position is comprised of fieldwork where you may be subject to changing weather conditions. This position also requires performing labor-intensive tasks, including clearing brush, laying out stakes, and transporting survey equipment.

Who you are...

  • Experience with land survey equipment and technologies including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Trimble survey equipment, Leica Infinity, Trimble Business Center, and the Colorado State Plane Coordinate System is valued

  • Knowledge of construction and utility infrastructure terminology is highly beneficial

  • Ability to read and interpret engineered drawings and supporting documentation

  • An accredited Land Surveyor in Training (CO) is required. A Professional Land Surveyor (CO) in highly preferred.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 120A, 12A, 51S, 881A 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Geospatial/GIS/Land Services